One of my hens laid a huge soft shelled egg with a normal egg inside!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shandiane78, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought I'd share! Hands down the most bizarre egg I've found! It was HUGE. The shell was soft and squishy, but when I broke it open, there was a normal sized hard shelled egg inside it! One yolk in the outer egg, another yolk in the smaller egg. I guess she didn't have enough calcium to make that huge outer shell in addition to the normal shell inside!
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

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    There are some videos showing this on youtube.

    I've been blessed to not receive one of these from my hens. I have a strong gag reflex...lol.
     
  3. kassy68

    kassy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No picture? I think my hen was trying to do this , but just died this morning in the process.. the egg I got when I opened her up was a perfect egg, bigger then her normal with a membrance around it. poor girl. Good job on yours there.. Ive heard ppl saying they've found like 6 or more eggs layered within each other.. way weird.. I am STILL wondering how the shelled egg got back up to the area to put a new membrane on it..
     
  4. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so the same hen that laid the egg within an egg laid another bizarro egg today. (This time I took pics.) This one is much smaller, and is an egg covered with another white, and a weird looking membrane.
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  5. boxwoman

    boxwoman Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same thing happen today. Crazy! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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    I got one of these once. It was very weird.
     
  7. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

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    except my outer egg was really only a sack of slime...no yolk. I did google egg inside egg once and found some interesting info.
     
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    I think someone hatched one of these once and the Aliens vs. Predator movies were born...
     
  9. boxwoman

    boxwoman Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has not layed an egg since Friday when she layed that giant egg with an smaller egg inside. Is there anything that I can do to help her become regular?
     
  10. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if there's anything you can do, but after mine laid the huge egg within an egg, she stopped for 3 days I think? Then she laid this bizarre one in the photo, and nothing for a couple days after that. Now she has laid two normal eggs in two days, so I hope her system is starting to regulate. Good luck!
     

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